I am watching a potential riot unfold live on television, or whatever it’s called when you watch CNN on a laptop. Do I really want technology to bring me this close? It is raw and real and happening too fast.
The “fog of battle” is in evidence here. What was reported as tear gas is now corrected to smoke¹.
I am sympathetic to the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson. I’m at a loss to explain how breaking tonight’s curfew does anyone any good? All the points that can be made have been made.
The young man will not come back. Justice will take a long time working its way through a system that’s inconsistent. The lives of those involved will never be the same.
The people of Ferguson and many others have legitimate complaints.
¹ – An hour later it changes back to tear gas, reported as confirmed by police.